Sources: Bobcats to sign 7-footer Justin Hamilton to 10-day contract

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After releasing Ben Gordon, the Charlotte Bobcats will use the roster spot to sign 7-foot Justin Hamilton to a 10-day contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Hamilton, who averages 19 points and nine rebounds for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League, is expected to sign the contract on Tuesday, sources said.

Hamilton was a second-round pick of the Miami Heat (via Philadelphia) in 2012. He played his college basketball at Iowa State and LSU.

Gordon couldn't reach an agreement with a playoff-bound team to get eligible for a postseason roster before Saturday's deadline, so contenders are no longer interested in signing him. Nevertheless, there is interest among some non-playoff bound teams, sources said, and Gordon is weighing those opportunities against sitting out the rest of the season and preparing for summer free agency.

Charlotte is 27-31 and holding onto seventh place in the Eastern Conference playoff chase.

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